Richard Feynman conceptualized the field of nanotechnology in his famous talk entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom“. Inspiration to engineer nanoscopic devices came from the devices already engineered by the nature, that is, the plethora of macromolecules in our cells. The field has, and would continue to, revolutionize fields as diverse as computing, medicine and industry. Much is yet to be achieved.
Researchers at IBM made literally the world’s smallest movie by moving individual atoms through a scanning tunneling microscope. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s smallest stop-motion film. It is titled “A Boy And His Atom” . Enjoy the movie below and know the science behind its making on the IBM website here.